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IFB appoints Andrew Buck to roll-out Insurance Fraud Register

21 May 2012

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has recruited Andrew Buck to oversee the launch of the industry’s ground-breaking Insurance Fraud Register (IFR).

Buck, a former Claims Fraud Manager at Aviva, will help roll-out the UK’s first register of known fraudsters to customers across the industry, whilst managing the integrity of data loaded on to the IFR.

The IFB has been tasked by the insurance industry to develop the software platform for the IFR, which will help insurers to identify fraudsters at the point of purchase.

A 22-year career at Aviva saw Buck deliver a 60 per cent increase in financial fraud savings during his time as Claims Fraud Manager. A fraud detection specialist, Buck was also Aviva’s Commercial Fraud Prevention Manager between 2003 and 2007.  

Buck’s appointment follows the IFB’s recent intake of four new recruits including fraud intelligence researchers and operations coordinators, who work alongside UK police forces to secure arrests and convictions against insurance fraudsters.

Phil Bird, Director of the IFB, said:

“The IFB’s growth is another important step-change in the evolution of our industry’s fight against fraud. Spearheading that collective fight, the IFB will deliver the IFR’s software platform and Andrew will play a key role in helping industry partners to adopt that new system.

“Alongside the roll-out of the IFR, the IFB is also developing new data-sharing and analytical tools to help insurers identify fraud at the point of application. Our recruitment drive will also enable us to triple the number of police operations supported over the coming years, maximising opportunities to disrupt the criminal gangs targeting our industry.”